FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TRI-COUNTY UNITED WAY LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Queensbury, NY) March 5, 2020 Local volunteerism is the power behind long-lasting change, and by introducing a new, dynamic online platform to our community, Tri-County United Way is the driving force for volunteer engagement, donations, and impacting change on our community. On March 1, 2020, nonprofit agencies in the area began posting their volunteer opportunities and special events online in hopes of increasing the variety of ways for locals to get involved. This mobile-friendly and web-based system, which is administrated by Tri-County United Way, is called “Volunteer Connection.”
The site is designed to engage volunteers, provide diverse volunteer opportunities that align with their interests and make good things happen in our local community. It is possible to build a stronger community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed—when we work together. Now more than ever, volunteers, community leaders, businesses, policymakers, labor unions and nonprofits are joining forces to fight for change on a scale that no single organization can achieve on its own. For 130 years, United Way has been the unifying force that brings all of those groups together.
Opportunities currently listed online include:
- RSVP Medical Transportation Drivers
- Glens Falls Hospital Surgical Waiting Room Volunteer
- Family YMCA of Glens Falls Preschool Parent Swim Assistant
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks Big Brothers & Big Sisters
- Alzheimer’s Association Community Outreach Representatives
Users can go to www.volunteer.tricountyunitedway.org to respond to these opportunities and view many more.
Responding to opportunities and events is easy and can change a life. “Our volunteers bring relief, companionship, and even joy to families who are battling a serious illness. It has become one of the most rewarding opportunities to give back to our community as the Nearcare families could be any family struck by illness – a challenging time when we all need to know we are not alone with our struggles,” said Kathleen Hanchett, Executive Director, Nearcare
When you volunteer with Tri-County United Way’s Volunteer Connection, you join a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a better life and a stronger community—for everyone. This is your chance to contribute your personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to innovative work that leaves a lasting mark on people’s lives.
About Tri-County United Way
Tri-County United Way fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in our community. The agency collaborates, convenes, and partners to support programs and initiatives that break the cycle of poverty, promote a healthy community where children are successful from kindergarten through graduation to a career, and where families have the tools, skills, and support they need to become financially independent. We win by living United. For more information about Tri-County United Way, visit tricountyunitedway.org. Headquarters are at 696 Upper Glen Street, Queensbury, and NY 12804. 518.793.3136
For more information about Volunteer Connection or to schedule an interview with Tri-County United Way’s staff, please contact Kathy Tolstrup at [email protected], 518.793.3136.